South Florida jammers The Heavy Pets will be keeping plenty busy this summer, as the band has announced a full slate of summer tour dates, beginning this weekend at The Green Parrot down in Key West, FL. The group will travel along the East Coast as they make their way to Saratoga Springs, NY on 7/1 for a post-Phish SPAC 80’s Dance Party at Putnam Den, and will continue bringing their blend of rock, funk, disco, reggae jams all the way through to September’s Catskill Chill Music Festival.All-Star Zappa Tribute & Heavy Pets 80’s Dance Party Slated For Phish SPAC After PartiesAlong with their 80’s Dance Party, the tour will display many different looks from the Pets, with select shows and festival sets being their “Walrus” tribute to The Beatles. As for the many original shows, the band is touting an entire set of brand new material. Check out a full list of tour dates below.The Heavy Pets – Set II – Live @ The Culture Room, 9-7-2013, courtesy of Adam Firtel:The Heavy Pets Summer Tour Dates 20166/3-4 2016 The Green Parot – Key West FL6/9/2016 Barrelhouse South – Savannah, GA 6/10/2016 Calico Room – Wilmington, NC 6/11/2016 The Rabbit Hole – Charlotte, NC6/12/2016 Sweetwater Sunday Series / The Deck @ House of Blues – North Myrtle Beach, SC6/29/2016 Nectar’s – Burlington, VT6/30/2016 The Waterhole Upstairs Music Lounge – Saranac, NY7/1/2016 Putnam Den – Saratoga Springs 7/2/2016 Wheelhouse Tavern – Narragansett, RI7/3/2016 Sterling Stage Ameribeat Festival of The Arts – Sterling, NY7/4/2016 Mine Oyster – Boothbay Harbor, ME 7/7/2016 Iron Works – Buffalo, NY7/8/2016 Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA7/15/2016 1904 Music Hall – Jacksonville, FL7/16/2016 Aisle 5 – Atlanta, GA8/19/2016 American Beauty – NYC8/20/2016 The Blueberry Jam – Cazenovia, NY8/25/2016 Hempfest – Lancaster, NH9/16/2016 Wormtown Music Festival – Greenfield, MA9/21/2016 Scarlet & Grey Cafe – Columbus, OH9/23/2016 Resonance Music & Arts Festival – Thornville, OH9/24/2016 Catskill Chill Music Festival – Lakewood, PA
BOXING By Rawle ToneyTHE Government of Guyana, through the National Sports Commission (NSC), along with Guyana Olympic Association (GOA), have once again teamed up to aid the four boxers who are left in Cuba, following the closure of the country’s airports in their efforts to contain the COVID-19 virus in Guyana. On Friday, Guyana Boxing Association (GBA) president Steve Ninvalle made a call to NSC and GOA, for their assistance for the four boxers – Keevin Allicock, Colin Lewis, Desmond Amsterdam and Dennis Thomas – who were on a prolonged training stint in Cuba, ahead of their now-cancelled Olympic Qualifiers tournament, which was scheduled for March 26 to April 4 in Buenos Aries, Argentina.While Ninvalle told Chronicle Sport yesterday that the GOA had answered their call immediately and sent an undisclosed sum of money to Santa Clara to help offset unforeseen expenses, Director of Sport Christopher Jones revealed to this publication, that the Government of Guyana will be transporting the boxers to Havana, where they will be housed by the Guyana Consulate on the Spanish-speaking Island.According to Jones, while all airports in Guyana will remain closed, efforts are being made by the Cuban Government to evacuate the scores of Cuban nationals, who were left in the country, as Guyana, like the rest of the world, upped efforts to combat and contain the dreadful Covid-19 virus.Jones pointed out that “we’re told that an empty aircraft should be leaving Cuba anytime to come to Guyana and Government is putting systems in place to ensure that the boxers are given a place so they can come home.”“We’re working closely with the Guyana Consulate in Cuba, and what is going to happen, is that we’re moving the boxers from Santa Clara to Havana, where we will take care of them. They will be taken care of for as long as possible by Government, until we can have them back in Guyana,” Jones pointed out.Meanwhile, Ninvalle showered NSC and GOA with praise, noting that he’s grateful that the same two entities, who made their stay in Cuba possible, are the same two entities who are doing everything possible to not only assist in their unscheduled continued stay in Cuba, but also are helping in every way to get them back home safely.Ninvalle also highlighted that he had only last Tuesday visited the boxers in Cuba, to get a first-hand experience of their lifestyle, and stated that he was impressed with their level of growth.“I was surprised. I mean, I know the guys were focussed, but I was more than impressed. I’m extremely proud of those boxers and I know they would have done Guyana proud in the way they have been carrying themselves, how hard they’ve worked to get where they are; and I know they will do Guyana proud when that time comes,” Ninvalle said.The GBA was left counting its losses in the millions, after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Americas Boxing Confederation (AMBC) cancelled the Americas Olympic Qualifier for boxing because of fear of the spread of coronavirus, following a move from the Government of Argentina to restrict international events in the country with immediate effect.
Photo Credit: The Tribune Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, March 31, 2017 – Nassau – A shameful attempt to explain away the misuse of over $1 billion says the Free National Movement. Peter Turnquest, Deputy Leader of the FNM said the lengthy presentation in the House of Assembly by PM Perry Christie is not going to distract the FNM as the party plans to launch a proper investigation into the use of the Value Added Tax revenue.Turnquest said the Prime Minister and Finance Minister in his statement yesterday acted as if he were doing the Bahamian people a favor by accounting to them the use of VAT. Turnquest called it an attempt to swing the public adding that the only thing the PM did not do to the Bahamian people in that presentation was flip the bird at them. Turmquest surmised that the presentation and explanations were ‘disgraceful’.#MagneticMediaNews#VATpresentationdisgraceful#PLPexplainVATspending#FNMrespondstoVATpresentation Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#FNMrespondstoVATpresentation, #magneticmedianews, #PLPexplainVATspending, #VATpresentationdisgraceful
KUSI Newsroom, Posted: April 23, 2019 KUSI Newsroom Navy Petty Officer who killed four in car crash faces nearly a decade in prison Updated: 9:08 AM April 23, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A full-day sentencing hearing encompassing victim statements and legal arguments from both sides was laid out out today for a Navy petty officer who was behind the wheel of a pickup truck that plummeted over the side of a transition ramp to the San Diego-Coronado Bridge and landed in Chicano Park, killing four people.Richard Anthony Sepolio, 27, faces a maximum of nine years and eight months in state prison when he is sentenced a week from Thursday for the Oct. 15, 2016, crash that killed Annamarie Contreras, 50, and Cruz Contreras, 52, a married couple from Chandler, Arizona; and Hacienda Heights residents Andre Banks, 49, and Francine Jiminez, 46. Seven other people were seriously injured.Sepolio had faced up to 18 years on his convictions for vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and DUI causing injury, but the application of certain sentence enhancements were modified in court at Tuesday’s hearing, reducing his potential maximum prison term.Defense Attorney Vik Bajaj joined KUSI News to discuss what the next steps are in the sentencing process for Sepolio. Categories: Local San Diego News, Traffic & Accidents FacebookTwitter